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Half Bad
Half Bad | Sally Green
Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive Time magazineA bewitching new thriller. The Wall Street JournalIn modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathans father is the worlds most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witchor else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trustnot even family, not even the girl he loves?In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.
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annieftbooks
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Well well... It wasn't a bad book. I mean, I've liked the plot and the characters but I felt like nothing was happening in most of the book. Anyway, i liked the background behind Nathan's story and I am sure I will read the next book soon 🙊

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annieftbooks

I am finally reading this trilogy (i had these books on my shelves for a very long time) and it seems very interesting, we'll see...

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NicoleCeBallos
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This was a pleasant surprise. Nathan's father is a murdering Black Witch and his mom is a White Witch. He was forced to live in a cage because the council was not sure if he would be a Black Witch or a White Witch.

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hyperashley
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Mehso-so

It was okay. Nothing to write home about in my opinion but it's decent enough.

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yvo_about_books
Half Bad | Sally Green
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Starting a new physical copy today as part of the N.E.W.T. Readathon! I do have a copy of the English version on my kindle, so if I struggle too much reading in Dutch again I'm definitely switching. 😅😆😂 This paperback copy is so pretty though. I love the foiled details and the back with the white background is gorgeous! 😍

RadicalReader @yvo_about_books wonderful username what does it stand for? How do you know Dutch? 1y
yvo_about_books @RadicalReader I was actually born in Holland! Although I've been living in Argentina for years now, so my Dutch is pretty rusty. 😆 I'm trying to read at least one or two books in Dutch every year to try and keep up with the language, although I prefer reading in English. 1y
RadicalReader @yvo_about_books can you write and speak Dutch too or just read it? 1y
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Elisa
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I LOVED this book.
Smooth and convincing world-building, great characterization, excellent storytelling — none of it flashy, all of it happening without a glitch.
Flashbacks feature prominently in the narrative, and this usually makes me hyper-aware of having to switch gears when the narrative does; not so here — past and present narrative blend seamlessly, and the story takes shape seemingly effortlessly.
I need the next book IMMEDIATELY!

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imabusybee
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Great series!!

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imabusybee
Half Bad | Sally Green
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Another series that has roped me in 😍

Leniverse Yes! Good series that. The second book suffered a bit from middle book syndrome, but book three hit me right in all the feels! 1y
imabusybee @Leniverse Thats so good to hear Cant wait for book 3 1y
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GypsyKat
Half Bad | Sally Green
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This trilogy that‘s been on my TBR list is on sale for Kindle today. 👍 #BookHaul

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Half Bad | Sally Green
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Mehso-so

I think...I think I liked this book. It's just written very oddly. There's a lot of physical abuse too which made it difficult to read sometimes. I am curious about the politics and structure of this world with it's prejudism against half people

Mariposa_Bookworm I just picked this one up from the library. I‘ll be honest, I was mostly intrigued by the cover. 2y
swynn That is a good cover. It reminds me of Frank Miller's art for Sin City. 2y
ngemmer I‘ve read the first two and I‘d say give the second book a try. The formatting does change. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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A few chapters in and I'm fairly confused but I love the covers of this series

InLibrisVeritas 😂😂 I kind of need that plushie. 2y
Booklover2 Adipose 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @InLibrisVeritas best Christmas gift ive ever gotten from China lol (EBAY) 2y
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Craftylikefox Love the plush 🤣 2y
JazzFeathers That cover is awesome!! 😍 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Booklover2 I was trying decide if that‘s what it was or something else more xrated. LoL 2y
monkeygirlsmama Cool cover! 2y
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TheLondonBookworm
Half Bad | Sally Green
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I love this book! The alternative England is so interesting and the new take on witches I loved. It has such a sprawling story line and you really get into the characters heads ❤️❤️❤️ Good if you like Books like Sorcerer to the Crown :) P.S please forgive the unappealing background of trains and the BFIs back entrance 😂😂

pppooraikul Loved it! The second book is a bit messy, though. But you need to get to the last book. The ending is nothing like I've ever expected! 👍🏼 Read on! 😁 2y
TheLondonBookworm @pppooraikul so glad you said that! I've got the second one to start but often if there's a lull in the 2nd I don't always read on to the 3rd! 2y
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Puredragonstar
Half Bad | Sally Green
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My book haul from used and local book stores in Norfolk, Virginia where I stayed while evacuating Florida from the Hurricane. Now I'm home and stock piled for more reading!!!

Foragingfantasy I really enjoyed Blackbringer. Fabulous haul! 2y
rubyslippersreads Is that a Kindle case on the bottom? What's on the cover? 😄 2y
Puredragonstar @rubyslippersreads it's an iPad cover and I love it! It's of the Quibbler I have a full photo of it on my page. 2y
rubyslippersreads @Puredragonstar I ❤️ it, and all your HP Pops, too. (Now I want an Occamy to go with my Niffler. 😄) 2y
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DuskAngelReads
Half Bad | Sally Green
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I read this as an audiobook.

The world in this book is really interesting. All the characters were done really well! I liked that this book shows that the 'good guys' aren't always good. They just appear that way on the outside. I recommend this audiobook too! The voice is really good and suits it! Something about the voice fitted the book so well.

Have you read this book? If so what did you think?!
Full review on duskangelreads.com

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DuskAngelReads
Half Bad | Sally Green
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These are the audiobooks I purchased this month!

#bookhaul #haul

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Bundoolin
Half Bad | Sally Green
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Had to give up on One Hundred Years for the moment but don't worry I'll come back. Now I am going to reread these ones cause I like to cry I guess. Bisexual representation at its finest 👌 #LGBT

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Ooh thanks for sharing it has a bi character. I'm always looking for those! 2y
Bundoolin @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian yes! As a queer person I'm always looking for books that portray different sexualities in ways that aren't stereotypical or like that's the only aspect of the character, and Green does a great job with the representation. 2y
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everylastword
Half Bad | Sally Green
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This book reminds me of The Darkest Minds

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TheSnowBook
Half Bad | Sally Green
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"The trick is not to mind. Not to mind about it hurting. Not to mind about anything." Sally Green - Half Bad

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bumblebooks
Half Bad | Sally Green
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i've been adoring this book! i borrowed it from the library yesterday and i'm already more than halfway done!

#bibliophile #books #goodread #halfbad #yalit #youngadult #literature #fantasy

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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So I won't say who the #LGBTQ couple is in this series because it is a bit of a spoiler but I love them so 😍 I love how their story is accepted as just two people who love each other deeply and belong together, end of story. #SoulMates #LGBTQPride 🏳️‍🌈 #LoveIsLove #RIOTGRAMS

ScorpioBookDreams Are these books worth reading? I've seen them a few times recently and was unsure. 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd @ScorpioBookDreams I really enjoyed them but they do have an unconventional ending 2y
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Bulldog
Half Bad | Sally Green
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I absolutely loved this book. The magical world of witches is split into white and black. Neither side really likes each other so imagine if you were half white and half black. That is the situation Nathan is in. His father is the most powerful black and that makes him not accepted in a predominately white witch community. I devoured this book. This series is simply amazing.

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eekabook
Half Bad | Sally Green
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Rural Wales (and other places in Europe) seems like the perfect entry for #aprilbookshowers day 20 #ruralsetting I super loved the first two books in this dark tale of witches, but because of the mixed reactions to the third book, I haven't been able to bring myself to read it. 😥 Maybe one day....

@RealLifeReading

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achill
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Leniverse
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These beauties are for me the obvious choice for #greentitleorauthor #17rainbowbooks

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Avidreader6
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Another book I picked because of an eye catching cover. This YA fantasy was great. And while I have not read books 2 and 3 yet, I really loved the potential the story has.

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Dragon
Half Bad | Sally Green
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#funfridayphoto my comfort reads are YA fantasy. I love the world building, the angst, the quest and the romance in these books. A total escape from the everyday world -🐉

AJBowers I'm really liking the Red Queen series 3y
Dragon Thanks @AJBowers, me too! 😀👍 3y
Varshitha I finished Throne of Glasses just a few days back, can't wait to start the second book . 3y
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398.2 Love all of these. I haven't tried the half bad series. I will have to check them out. (edited) 3y
Bette Like your selection. How's Half Bad? 3y
Dragon Thanks @Varshitha I'm reading Crown of Midnight now. Really enjoying it but life keeps interrupting my reading 😀 3y
Dragon Thanks @398.2 and @Bette I liked Half Bad but I know it had mixed reviews. It has interesting ideas about magic and the main character is not "nice" or even terribly "good " . I couldn't help liking him ? 3y
Varshitha Oh nice, then I might start it for the readathon today if I finish my other half read books first.. 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie @Dragon same here for YA comfort reads. I'm currently reading Queen of Shadows and I can't believe how well I've connected to the characters and sunk into the world. The writing is brilliant! 3y
Dragon Thanks @Bookworm-Bobbie I'm looking forward to Queen of Shadows. Good to hear how much you are enjoying it ! 😀🐉 3y
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Leniverse
Half Bad | Sally Green
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I just love the covers on this trilogy. But that's #PenguinCovers for you! The cover on the first book is equally lovely, but I no longer have it. The whole series is going to a 16 y/o family member. I'm just uh.. quality checking the books first. I mean... you got to know what you send to teens, right? In this case gore, killing, torture, PTSD, and fluidity of sexual orientation. And how good and evil are not as straightforward as they can seem.

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Leniverse
Half Bad | Sally Green
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I tend to stay clear of YA, but I am very glad a friend persuaded me to read this. It's fairly A for YA. I also tend to not like books written in the present tense, but here the story pulled me in so quickly and thoroughly that I hardly noticed the tense. Very well written! Protagonist is tough as nails and fragile as a kitten. Good and evil is not as black and white as it first seems. Now excuse me while I order the next book in the trilogy.

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Leniverse
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I started reading this book this evening and all of a sudden I'm on page 222 and it's 2:30am. It's the first book in a trilogy and I don't have the other two, so I guess I might as well pace myself. Go to bed. Order the other books in the morning with next day delivery (same day?) and then finish this book. Good plan. Or maybe one more chapter first...

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booksareallyouneed
Half Bad | Sally Green
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An attempt at Christmassy coloured books 😊 I'm way too excited for Christmas 😂

DebinHawaii Festive! 🎄❤️💚 3y
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XinaHailey
Half Bad | Sally Green
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I absolutely adore these covers! Witches and magic and awesomeness 😍

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theotherkait
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I really loved this. This first book didn't exactly end...it just stopped. Now I have to find the other two. #ya #witches #magic

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beingbooked
Half Bad | Sally Green
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Still have to read Half Lost and Half Wild. have you read it? did you like it? let me know.

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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise of this book: our hero is half white witch, half black witch and suffers persecution and prejudice. Those themes are well demonstrated but this book was somehow lacking. It took a while to get into and I wanted to care more about the characters. Is it worth continuing with the series? I'd be interested to hear from those who have read further.

Dragon I just read Half Wild and found it violent and rated it soso another Litten says the last book is good. 3y
CaitlinSiem I liked the first book more than book two, which never gripped me at all. I've also heard the final book is better, and I will read it just to see how it ends but I'm not chomping at the bit to do so. 3y
pppooraikul The second book is even worse. But the last one, especially the ending, is worth it. (At least in my opinion. 😂) 3y
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pppooraikul @Dragon I'm I wrong to assume that's me? 😁😁 3y
Dragon Yes @pppooraikul hope I didn't offend you. Went to the bookstore to buy Half Wild but so soft covers 🙁 3y
pppooraikul @Dragon Of course not! I do hope you won't regret listening to me later. 😂😂 (It's really hard to tell if you're -- or anyone -- going to like it or not. This series is pretty borderline.) 3y
Hooked_on_books @Dragon @CaitlinSiem @pppooraikul I appreciate your feedback! I have a feeling I won't bother to read this series any further. Unless a book jumps off the shelf at me in the library, which could happen! 3y
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Thalii
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TheLondonBookworm
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Pickpick

A strange book but intriguing. Set in a Europe full of black and white witches, filled with strife and prejudices, following a boy who is half black and half white witch. Recommended by @Waterstones 😊

Abby_r Felt the same way about this first book! But unfortunately I can't say the same for the rest of the series... 3y
TheLondonBookworm @abby_r oh no are they not as good? That's such a shame :( 3y
SusanInTiburon I love your photo! 3y
Abby_r It's not that they aren't good, but the atmosphere of the story just changes so drastically! It takes a much darker turn at the end of the second book, and the narrative changes quite a bit... I would still recommend it though as it is very satisfying once you finish them, and they are also relatively short so... 3y
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The.lonely.bookworm
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Well it took my a little over a day, but I finished this wonderful book. So excited to pick up the next one 👍👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheBookAddict I have this on my bookshelf waiting for me. Had bought it and then forgotten I had it. I'm glad to hear that it was good, will definitely have to keep it close so I can read it ASAP. 😊👍🏽 3y
The.lonely.bookworm @TheBookAddict you should definitely pick it up! I bought the whole series from Amazon about two months ago and I just picked it up yesterday and I finished it tonight and I loved it 3y
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The.lonely.bookworm
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My night tonight #macarons #goodbookssweettreats #vivelafrance 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

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The.lonely.bookworm
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Finally actually getting into this book that's been sitting on my side table for months. I have to work tonight but seeing that my work consists of babysitting a 6-month-old that will sleep the whole time, I might actually get to finish this book tonight

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pppooraikul
Half Bad | Sally Green
Pickpick

I'm on the fence between pick and so-so. The general idea of judging people is good. The plot is okay. The female-dominated feels is strong and awesome. The narration is ...unusual. It's raw, hurt, a bit scared and real. It could be a turnoff for some but works fine for me. I was drawn to the end.

pppooraikul I'm currently halfway through the second book, Half Wild. It's not living up to the first book so far. And the writer annoys me by using 'cos' instead of 'because' and I'm not a native English speaker! (That didn't happen in the first book, though.) 3y
BookishFeminist Thanks for tagging me so I can see your review. :) Your thoughts are about the same as what I've heard about it so far. (And for the second book, I am a native English and using "cos" would drive me nuts!) 3y
JPeterson My thoughts exactly. I read the first and second one, but the second was a struggle. Still debating if I want to give the third, Half Lost, a chance. But I really do love the whole concept behind it. 3y
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pppooraikul @JPeterson You're right. I'm considering really hard whether to read the last book or not. But I guess I won't be able to sleep not knowing the end! 3y
dani.a02 I guess you could say the book was kind of ... Half bad😏 3y
pppooraikul @dani.a02 Lol. Exactly! 😂 3y
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pppooraikul
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My best friend introduced me to this book ages ago. It's finally time to get started! 🤓📚
P.S. Thank goodness ebooks exist, or else I'll never have a chance to read since I'm working out of town and have to move to some other places every month!

BookishFeminist Looking forward to your review on this. I've been curious about this trilogy for a while now! 3y
pppooraikul @BookishFeminist I'll be sure to tag you in the review. hehe 😁 3y
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kmcieslak
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Enjoyable read. Brought Twilight to mind. Teens should enjoy the series.

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hhharlow
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Page-turner. Off to find the second book in the series.

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A.Bibliophiles.Book.Blog
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Panpan

Okay, so this book was okay... The story was fine and went at a good pace, but it was a bit predictable and I felt like I knew what was going to happen at times and I found the writing style weird as heck, I probably wouldn't recommend it.

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hhharlow
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Just starting this one. Bring on the weekend.

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tojuxtapose
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Pickpick

Finally finished this and it lived up to the hype in my opinion. Really loved this and can't wait to read the next addition to Nathan's adventure.

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CatAndKindle
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it‘s no fun doing anything just for the money.

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CatAndKindle
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It‘s how you think and how you behave that show who you are.

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CatAndKindle
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When you‘re older you‘ll realize that time can move differently. Slower sometimes…faster occasionally.

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Escapismfanatic
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This book was a complete surprise to me. Complicated characters which are neither good or bad will have to turning the pages. Really interesting plot and it even had me in tears at one point.. I haven't caught up on the rest of the series but I bought signed copies anyway.😇